I recently removed my hardrive and hooked it up to another PC and had that PC sped 2 days scaning my hardrive for viruses with Kaspersky 2010. It found lik 23000 somehow. I am always careful on the net so this makes no sense to me at all. But I got rid of all viruses and trojans and started my PC up. I isntalled Kaspersky on my own PC and it made me restart twice. Thanks to it foricing e to do that some viruses were able to come back... I just re-scanned my HD on theo ther computer and got rid of only 4. Tried to use my PC again properly and run Kaspersky which is now installed properly but it keeps saying "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I tried reinstalling Kaspersky but it says it cannot alter the same file, avp.exe. This happens with ALL anti-viruses I use. Eventually it lead to every program I had only opening for a few seconds before closing. My PC was unsuable. I've gotten it back to an almost workable condition but I knowi t won't be long before it gos bad again. Please help me out as best you can. I get the feeling this is not a virus, but some setting that has been altered on my PC by the virus that a virus scanner cannot fix. Last time I got malware it turned out I just simply had to remove some installed hardware driver thingy. I hope it's that easy this time too. PS: Don't tell me to system restore, that seems to never work and only succeeds in making you lose stuff you wanted without removing the virus. Oh, and whilst virused I ended up being forced to isntall anti-virus 2010 or something like that. It's still stuck in my add/remove programs bit but it won't let me remove it from ther. I think all of it's parts have been removed though.